Faculty Profile

Mark L. Shapiro, MD

Mark L. Shapiro, MD

Academic Title

Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical Title

Trauma Medical Director, Grady Health System






General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Before joining Emory as the trauma medical director of Grady Health System, Dr. Shapiro was chief of acute care surgery, associate director of trauma services, medical director of total parenteral nutrition services, chair of the transfusion committee, and director of the medical proficiency training of the Special Forces Medics at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to Duke, he was a faculty member of the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

Dr. Shapiro received his MD from Ross University School of Medicine, completed his general surgery residency at The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, and fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Shapiro's research interests include identifying the best methods of training for both surgical residents and elite combat medics, with a specific focus on live tissue training vs. simulation. In addition, he is investigating surgical infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and outcomes in the traumatically injured and those undergoing emergency surgery.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Ross University School of Medicine, Class of 1997

  • General Surgery Residency, The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, 1997-2002

  • Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Cincinnati, 2002-2003

Honors and Awards

  • Joel Essig Excellence in Surgery Award, The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, 2001

  • Award of Excellence for Hospital Service, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, 2006

  • Strength, Hope & Caring Award, Duke University Medical Center, 2008

  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2011-2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  • SHOCK Society    

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  • American Trauma Society: Past President of the North Carolina Chapter

  • Western Trauma Association

  • Surgical Infection Society

  • Sabiston Surgical Society

  • North Carolina Committee on Trauma: Past Chair

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma

  • Critical care

  • General surgery

  • Special operations medicine

Research Interests

  • Trauma

  • Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP)

  • Diagnosis and management

  • Shock

  • End points in resuscitation surgical infection and the management thereof

  • Surgical nutrition

  • Surgical education

  • Simulation vs. live tissue training